LIBERACE

As we all know, WrestleMania is unlike any other pro wrestling pay-per-view. It's a glitzy spectacle, and nothing says glitzy spectacle more than Liberace and The Radio City Rockettes forming a high-kicking chorus line in the middle of the ring while "New York, New York" plays over the sound system.

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That was the scene at the first WrestleMania in 1985 at Madison Square Garden prior to the main event match that pitted Hulk Hogan and Mr. T against Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff. Liberace was the official timekeeper for the bout.

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After the match was over, the flamboyant pianist stepped back into the ring, and he and boxing legend Muhammad Ali raised the sweaty hands of the victorious Hogan and Mr. T, creating another surreal scene.

The message that day was clear: The WWF is not your father's wrestling promotion. And it certainly was not Vince McMahon's father's wrestling promotion.

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